A class for anyone interested in art or being an artist.  These training sessions will be taught by knowledgeable and established artists in the community: Lisa Frost, Kari and Jordan McDonald, Rhiannon Stanuch and Christopher Tyson.  Topics covered include: finding the artist voice; creating a body of work; developing an artist statement; and pricing and marketing as an artistic entrepreneur.
The classes are partially funded by a 2015 City Arts Action Grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council.
Meets Mondays from March 30, 2015 - April 20, 2015, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
This four week session is $20.00.
Please contact The Arc office at 815-965-3455 to register. 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education Initiative

The Arc is rolling out FASD education initiative 
April 1st during Alcohol Awareness Month.
Please click here for more information.
Thank you to those who attended and to those who provided their chocolate creations for Rockford's Sweetest Night of the Year!

The Arc is truly grateful to the community for its support. 

Stay Tuned for Details on
9th Annual Chocoholic Frolic in 2016!



In preparing to leave high school, students will have many decisions to make including: What kinds of work do they want to do?  What additional education or training will be required?  Where do they want to live?  What will be required to live independently?  What transportation options do they have access to? 

Although families are encouraged to begin thinking about transition planning while children are young, formal transition planning for students with disabilities should begin by age 14.

Many parents and children find the idea of transitioning daunting and do not know where to begin.  Some parents have not yet thought about their child’s path after high school. Intersect For Ability of Northern Illinois has developed a Transition Resource Guide and Video to aid families and students in preparation for a rewarding life after high school. 

The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties is pleased to be a part of this project and encourages you to view and download this Transition Resource Guide and Video if you or a loved one are beginning the transition process.

Vanessa Luongo is our Lucky Great Dream Machine Sweepstakes Winner for September 17th.  Tune in to WTVO on October 8th starting at 5am to see if she walks away with an additional $100,000! 
Thank you to everyone who donated and look for our next drawing coming in 2015! 
Robert Gray was the Lucky Summer Dreaming Winner! 
We appreciate everyone and their commitment to making our communities a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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The Arc is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization. 
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 
The Arc is a member of The Arc of Illinois and Arc of the United States.